Dried black fruits dominate the nose – dates, prunes, raisins – with savoury elements of black olive, espresso and orange peel, and oriential spices, cloves, juniper and star anise coming through on the pallet. Just wonderful.
Selected from the very best native Douro grapes of the 2012 vintage, this vintage-designated wine was aged for three years in large oak barrels before going into bottle. This is now at peak drinking — dark, intense and massively complex, you could just soak up the aromas and never drink it (although that would be an awful shame).
Enjoy alone or with cured meats, salted almonds and hard cheese.
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